John C. Lloyd & George Sandifer-Smith
If blood-soaked sand, broken ribs, cut
funding that leaves trolleys of chokers
like unattended shopping
in disinfected corridors,
no parking for the staff
means nothing but the absence
of good – then goodness is a fizzing well
of kindness. A grandmother shows
a toddler a pig in two dimensions
to shrieks in the quiet carriage.
That sort of thing? That same lined hand
types “bomb the boats”, pushes votes
through that end in colossal baggage
hefty as a thousand Windrushes
filling a generation’s aorta.
John C Lloyd is a Welsh writer and filmmaker. He has a popular following for various properties, most recently The Man In The Hat, a multimedia avant-garde science-fiction project utilising social media and short films accessible through YouTube. He also writes a blog on film and its history and context, The Science of Cinema, and is a keen apiarist in his spare time. You can keep up with his various creative projects on Twitter, where his handle is @JohnCLloyd4.
George Sandifer-Smith is a Welsh writer and lecturer. His poetry has appeared in various journals and magazines including New Welsh Review, The Stockholm Review, The Lampeter Review, Ink Sweat and Tears, Black Bough, Ayaskala Magazine, The Daily Drunk, Melted Butter Magazine, Re:side, Wet Grain, and numerous anthologies including Poems from Pembrokeshire (Seren Books, 2019), To The Sofa And Back Again (Roath Writers Group, 2020), and Hit Points (Broken Sleep Books, 2021). You can follow him on Twitter, where his handle is @SandiferSmith.